Curriculum and Instruction

The latest news about curriculum and instruction, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

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States to Schools: Teach Reading the Right Way

Worried that far too many students have weak reading skills, states are passing new laws that require aspiring teachers—and, increasingly, teachers who are already in the classroom—to master reading instruction that’s solidly grounded in research. (February 20, 2020)


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Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Writing Across the Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to provide timely feedback, how cross-curricular literacy boosts achievement, and how simple writing exercises can help lower-income students thrive.

Spotlighting on Writing Instruction
In this Spotlight, learn how the Common Core affected reading and writing, how teachers are reimagining the revision process, and how to foster a love of writing.

Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Literacy Instruction?
How can students deepen their reading comprehension, what are the kinds of writing that employers prize most, and how is academic language defined?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Education?
Quiz Yourself: What are parents' perceptions of math education, how are educators using digital math games in the classroom, and how have students' math scores have changed over time?


Getting Reading Right
In this ongoing series, “Getting Reading Right,” Education Week will interrogate the cognitive science behind how kids acquire foundational reading skills, with a focus on the earliest elementary readers, in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Literacy For The Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

STEM Education
Government agencies, business groups, and policymakers continue to prioritize support for the STEM fields. In this special report, Education Week takes a closer look at these STEM gateways, searching out ones that offer new avenues—like hands-on preparation for advanced manufacturing—and the efforts to break down longstanding barriers, like remedial algebra.

Personalized Learning
The optimistic vision of personalized learning shared by many educators does not match up well with what is actually happening in K-12 classrooms. That’s the big takeaway from Education Week’s latest special report on personalized learning.

Related Webinars

Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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Letter to the Editor
Calling All Marooned Teachers
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
Not every parent can step in as teachers when schools are closed. Not every school can teach remotely. Educational disparities are opening up as schools shut down.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
Virtual charters represent an imperfect model for the kind of remote learning school districts should be providing during school shutdowns, some experts argue.
March 31, 2020 – Education Week
There's a difference, writes online professor Natalie B. Milman. Here's what you should know about emergency remote teaching and learning.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
The coronavirus closures are shaping a disruptive end to a tumultuous academic career for the Class of 2020.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
States are adjusting the policies and strategies designed for short- term remote instruction—like snow day plans—to support students for the rest of the school year.
March 27, 2020 – Education Week
Homeschooling isn't a decision to be taken on lightly, but COVID-19 just changed the calculus, writes Michael Q. McShane.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
As the coronavirus forces schools across the country to transition to remote learning, teachers are advised to stick to familiar educational resources, not unusual or unexpected ones.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week spoke with experts in curriculum evaluation and design, as well as teacher professional organizations. Here are their recommendations for teachers looking for free online resources.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
It's hard to keep the coronavirus crisis in perspective, especially when that perspective keeps shifting, writes New York City teacher Colin Lieu.
March 25, 2020 – Teacher

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